HELLO. MR. CHAIRMAN
TELEPHONES IN THE ST. LOUIS
Tlicy Will Connect Kncli itute Dele
gation with the Speaker' Desk So
He May Kusily Get the Nuttie of
V.ach .Man Who Kises to Talk.
When the national Kep.iblican coiivon
timi meets in St. Louis the delegates will
witness an innovation in the matter of
)inimmi a bij; convention. It is a
scheme proposed by the Hell Telephone
Company. It is to eonncct the various
.State indexations with tin- Speaker's desk
ly telephone, so that the Chairman may
know the name of every man who is ree
gn:zel atul thus he alle t announce his
name to the eonvention. The telephone
ncheine. it is claimed, will ! away with
the annoyance ami .ss of time that has
SO inn;' been a source of worry to the
managers tf national conventions. The
details of the plan proposed do not dif
fer from the system of room to room tide
phony in vojriie in tlie la rye hotels. There
will 1-c a central U:ce hack of the Speak
er's stand, and from there an operator
will connect the various delegations with
the Chairman or with each other, as the
rase may lie. The other arrangements
for pivin' the news to the outside world
hy telegraph will I the finest and most
complete ever attempted at a national
convention. In order to Ik aide to handle
the :reat press of business the Western
I'nion oinpany is strinjrni;; six new cop
lie r wires from St. Louis to Chicago, and
four from there to .New York. This will
give St. Louis the lest telegraphic con
nection with the outs.de world it has
ever had. Ahout fifty loops will le run
into the convention hall.
PAUPERS CO ON A STRIKE.
Inmates of a New Jersey Almshouse Leave
Rather than Do a Little Labor.
Forty paupers at the Hudson County
N. .1.. alinsnoii.se struck Tuesday and are
now without a home. It was decided to
quarter some paupers in the old insane
asylum. The change necessitated the
transfer of furniture. Warden Ityan
thought it would le a good idea to utilize
the male paupers in moving the goods, so
he used the most able-bodied ahout loo
to assist in transferring the goods.
Ahout sixty went lo worn with a will; the
remaining forty objected. When the
warden insisted they grew ugly. "See
here." said one. "we did not come here to
work. We ain't convicts." Warden Kyan
replied: "You should certainly not refuse
to do something for the county that sup
port you- "Look here, warden," said
the ringleader, old "Hill" Jones, "we an
not childish, and don't propose to work.
so that s all there is ahout it." Tiny left
the poorhousc In ; Im,: v. The last seen
of them they were trudging toward der
ITS CREED IS SATED.
Gotham Finally Gobbles Up Brooklyn and
Much Other Adjacent Territory.
Despite the vetoes of Loth Mayor
Strong of New York and Mayor
Wurster of Ilrooklyn. and unmindful of
the loud protests of what is said to he a
majority of the people of Ilrooklyn and
many residents of New York, the Assem
bly at Albany repassed the (Jreater New
York bill Wednesday afternoon. All that
is necessary to make it a law is (!ov.
Morton's signature. The final vote on
the bill in the Asseniblv stood 7.N to
On the first passage of the bill the vote
tood in to .. It was only by the most
strenuous efforts that it was saved at all
for a passage over the vetoes, and even
then the vote dwindled to the dangerous
ly small margin of Ts to f.'.K
Indorse President Cleveland and the Free
Coinage of Silver.
The Alabama Democratic State conven
tion nominated a full ticket, headed by J.
T. Johnson for 4:vcrnr. The resolu
tions adopted advocate free coinage of
silver at 1' to . instruct the twenty-two
delegates from the State to vote as a unit
on all piestions at the Chicago conven
tion, advocate the repeal of the lO per
cent State bank tax. favor honest elec
tions ami the legalizing of primary elec
tions. The eonvention enthusiastically
applauded the mention of president Cleve
land's name and adopted a resolution in
dorsing Iii; foreign policy and the appoint
ment of Southern nieti to cabinet posi
tion, but disapproving of his financial
Standing of the big Le?.gue Club.
Following is the standing of the dai s
of the National Iiasel.al! League:
- 'i;iehni;iti .
- St. Louis. . .
New- York. .
' Louisville .
littsburg . .
linltiniuri . ,
Western League Standing.
l'i!!nu in 'if Js tin. reeor.l ..f 1..
----- - - - - . - - - ..1-.. i.! Ill," , lilt.-,
composing the Veter.i Hasel. all league;
w i ...
- U. L
Columbus . . 1 Milwaukee . . O
Ietroit 1 I Minneapolis. O
Kansas City. 1 o (Ira ml ltapids o
JM. I "a ill. 1 O Indianapolis
Will Co Into Liquidation.
The American National Itank of D.-n-
vcr failed to open Wednesday morning.
A notice was posted on the door that the
directors bad decided to liquidate. The
step was taken on account of infernal
Election Riots in Louisiana.
A dipatch from Laplace, St. John Ilap
fist parish. La., says Adolph I'aroii
liicm.) was killed Wednesday afternoon
ly Jo Horsier (Rep.) on the opposite side
of the rir-r. Dcmas (Rep.) has taken
jiossessun ot two or three ballot !xes
Olid sent tlivi-i to St. John court house.
Alleged Attempted T-ain Wrecking.
It is fliieged that an ittempt wnm made
lo wrec a train on the Michigan Central
Railway liotween Montrose and Supjkmi
ion Jlridgt by placing ties across the
AN ELOQUENT DISCOURSE ON
The King Who Left a Throne, Closed
a Palace and Went Forth to Die in
a Hostile Country America
Home of the Voluntary Lxile.
An Imperial Kxilc.
It is wonderful to how many tunes the
gospel may le set. Dr. Talmage's ser
mon in Washington last Sund.iy shows
another way in which the earthly experi
ence of our Lord is set forth. His text
was II. Samuel xv.. 17, "And the king
went forth and tarried in a place which
was far off."
Far up and far back in the history of
heaven there came a neriou wne:i its most
illustrious citizen was about to absent
himself. He was not going to sail from
beach to beach. We have often done that.
He was not going to put out from one
hemisphere to another hemisphere. .Many
of us have done that. Hut he was to sail
from world to world, the spaces unex
plored and the immensities uutrave'ed.
No world has ever hailed heaven, and
heaven has never hailed any other world.
I think that the windows and the balco
nies were thronged, and that the pearly
beach was crowded with those who had
come to see him sail out of the harbor of
light into the ocean beyond. Out and
out and out and on and on and on and
down and down and down he sped, until
one night, with only one to greet him,
when he arrived, his disembarkation so
unpretending, so quiet, that it was not
known on earth until the excitement in the
cloud gave intimation to the Hethlehem
rustics that something grand and glorious
had happened. Who comes there? From
what port did he sail? Why was this the
place of his destination? 1 question the
shepherds. I question the camel drivers.
I question the angels. I have found out.
He was an exile. Iiut the world had
plenty of exiles. Abraham, an exile from
Haran; John, an ov from Kphesus; Kos
ciusko, an exile from Poland; Mazzini, an
exile from Rome; Emmet, an exile from
Ireland; Victor Hugo, an exile from
France; Kossuth, nn exile from Hungary.
Hut this one of whom I speak to-day had
such resounding farewell and came into
such chilling reception for not even a
hostler went out with his lantern to liirht
him in that he is more to be celebrated
than any other expatriated exile of earth
An Imperial Exile.
First, I remark that Christ was an im
perial exile. He got down off a throne.
He took off a tiara. He closed a palace
gate behind him. His family were princes
and princesses. Vashti was turned out of
the throneroom hy Ahasuerus. David was
dethroned by Absalom's infamy. The five
kings were hurled into a cavern bv
Joshua's courage. Some of the Henrys of
England and some of the Louis of France
were jostled on their thrones by discon
tented subjects. Hut Christ was never
more honored, or more popular, or more
loved than the day he left heaven. Fx
lies have suffered severely, but Christ
turned himself out from throneroom into
sheep pen and down from the top to the
bottom. He was not pushed off. He was
not manacled for foreign transportation.
He was not put out because they no more
wanted him in celestial domain, but by
choice departing and descending into an
exile five times as long as that of Napo
leon at St. Helena and 1,000 times worse;
the one exile suffering for that he had
destroyed nations, the other exile suffer
ing lecause he came to save a world. An
Imperial exile. King eternal. "Messing
and honor and glory and power be unto
him that sitteth upon the throne."
Hut I go farther and tell you he was an
exile on a barren island. This world is
one of the smallest islands of light in the
ocean of immensity. Other stellar king
doms nre many thousand times larger
than this. Christ came to this small Pat
mos of a world. When exiles are sent out
they are generally sent to regions that
are sandy or cold or hot some Dry Tor-
tugas of disagreeableness. Christ came
as an exile to n world scorched with heat
and bitten with cold, to deserts simoon
wept, to a howling wilderness. It was
the back dooryard, seemingly, of the uni
verse. Yea, Christ came to the poorest
part of this barren island of a world
Asia Minor, with its intense summers,
unfit for the residence of a foreigner and
in the rainy season unlit for the residence
of a native. Christ came not to such a
land as America, or England, or France,
or Cermany, but to a land one-third of the
year drowned, another third of the year
burned up and only one-third of the year
just tolerable. Oh! it was the barren isl
and of a world. Harren enough for Christ,
for it gave such small worship and such
Inadequate affection and such little grati
tude. Imperial exile on the barren island
of a world.
In n Hostile Country.
I go farther and tell you that he was an
exile in a hostile country. Turkey was
never so much against Russia, France
was never so much against CJernmny, as
this earth was against Christ. It took
him in through the door of a stable. It
thrust him out at the point of a spear. The
Roman Covernment against him, with ev
ery weapon of its army, and every decis
ion of its courts, and every beak of its
war cables. For years after his arrival
the only niestion WilS liOW lii'st tit tkiit )i!ni
out. Herod hated him; the high priests
uaieu mm; the Pharisees hated him; Ju
das Iscari.it hated him; t.estns, the dying
thief, hated him. The whole earth seem
ingly turned into a detective to watch his
teps. And yet he faced this ferocity.
Notice that most of Christ's wounds were
in front. Some scourging on the shoulder,
but most of Christ wounds in front, lie
was not on retreat when lie expired. Face
to face with the world's sin. Face to
face with the world's woe. His eye on
the raging countenances of his foaming
antagonists when he expired. When the
cavalry oflicer roweled his steed so that
he might come nearer up and see the tor
tured visage of the suffering exile, Christ
saw it. When the spear was thrust at his
side, nd when the hammer was lifted for
his feet, and when the reed was raised to
strike deeper down the spikes of thorn.
Christ watched the whole nrocednre.
When his hands were fastened to the
cross, they wen wide own still with bene
diction. Mind you. his head was not
fastened. lie could look to the right, and
he could look to the left, and he could look
tip, and he could look down. He saw
when the spikes had been driven home,
ftnd the hard, round iron heads were in
the palms of IrLi hands. He k.iv them nn
plainly as you erer sawr anything in the
Daims or your bands. No ether, no chlo
roform, no merciful anaesthetic to dull or
ttupefy; but, wide awake, he saw the
obscuration of the heavens, the unbalanc
ing of the rocks, the countenances quiv
ering with rage and the cachinnation dia
bolic. Oh, it was the hostile as well as
the barren island of a world!
I go farther and tell you that this exile
was far from home. It is Or.,(HKl,000 miles
from here to the sun and all astronomers
agree in saying that our solar system is
only one of the smaller wheels of the great
machinery of the universe turning around
some one great center, the center so far
distant it is beyond all imagination and
calculation and if, as some think, that
great center in the distance is heaven,
Christ came far from home when he came
here. Have you ever thought of the home
sickness of Christ? Some of you know
what homesickness is when you have been
only a few weeks absent from the domes
tic circle. Christ was :J3 years away from
home. Some of you feel homesickness
when you are 100 or 1.O00 miles away
from the domestic circle. Christ was
more million miles away from home than
you could count if all your life you did
nothing but count. You know what it is
to be homesick even amid pleasant sur
roundings, but Christ slept in huts, and
he was athirst, and he was n-hungered,
and he was on the way from being born
in another man's barn to being buried in
another man's grave.
I have read how the Swiss, when they
are far away from their native country, at
the sound of their national air get so
homesick that they fall into melancholy
and sometimes they die under the home
sickness. IJut, oh, the homesickness of
Christ. Poverty homesick for celestial
riches. Persecution homesick for hosan
na. Weariness homesick for rest. Home
sick for angelic and archangelic compan
ionship. Homesick to get out of the night
and tiie storm and the world's execration.
Homesickness will make a week seem as
long as a month and it seems to me that
the three decades of Christ's residence
on earth must have seemed to him almost
interminable. You have often tried to
measure the other pangs of Christ, but
you have never tried to mewure the mag
nitude and ponderosity of a Saviour's
I take a stop farther and tell you that
Christ was in an exile which lie knew
would end in assassination. Holman
Hunt, the master painter, has a picture in
winch tie represents Jesus Christ in the
Nazarene carpenter shop. Around him
are the saws, the hammers, the axes, the
drills of carpentry. The picture repre
sents Christ as rising from the carpenter's
working bench and wearily stretching out
his arms as one will after being in con
tracted oi uncomfortable posture, and the
light of that picture is so arranged that
the arms of Christ, wearily stretched
forth, together with his body, throw on
the wall the shadow of the cross. Oh. my
friends, that shadow was on everything
in Christ's lifetime. Shadow of a cross
on the Uethlehcm swaddling clothes;
shadow of a cross on the road over which
the three fugitives fled ito Egypt; shad
ow of a croSs on Lake Galilee as Christ
walked its mosaic floor of opal and em
erald and crystal; shadow of a cross on
the road to Emmaus; shadow of n cross on
the brook Kodron. and on the temple, and
on the side of Olivet; shadow of a cross
on sunrise and sunset. Constantino,
marching with his army, saw just once
a cross in the sky, but Christ saw the
cross all the time.
The Doom of a Desperado.
On a rough jouriey we cheer ourselves
with the fact that it will end in warm hos
pitality, but Christ knew that his rough
path would end at a dcfoliaged tree, with
out one leaf and with only two branches,
bearing fruit of such bitterness as no hu
man lips had ever tasted. Oh, what an
exile, starting in an infancy without any
cradle and ending in assassination! Thirst
without any water, day without any sun
light. The doom of a desperado for more
than angelic excellence. For what that
expatriation and that exile? Worldly
good sometimes comes from worldly evii.
The accidental glance of a sharp blade
from a razor grinder's wheel put out the
eye of Gambetta and excited sympathies
which gained him nn education and start
ed him on a career that made his name
more majestic among Frenchmen than
any other name in the last twenty years.
Hawthorne, turned out of the oflice of col
lector at Salem, went home in despair.
His wife touched him on the shoulder and
said, "Now is the time to write your
book," and his famous "Scarlet Letter"
was the brilliant consequence.
Worldly good sometimes comes from
worldly evil. Then be not unbelieving
when I tell you that from the greatest
crime of all eternity and of the whole
universe, the murder of the Son of God,
there shall come results which shall
eclipse all the grandeurs of eternity past
and eternity to come. Christ, an exile
from heaven opening the way for the de
portation toward heaven and to heaven of
nil those who will accept the proffer.
Atonement, a ship large enough to take all
the passengers that will come aboard it.
A Laml of Voluntary Kxilc.
For this royal exile I bespeak the love
and service of all the exiles here present,
and, in one sense or the other, that in
cludes all of us. The gates of this conti
nent have been so widely opened that
there are here many voluntary exiles
from other lands. Some of you are Scotch
men. I see it in your high cheek bones
and in the color that illumines yoar face
when I mention the land of your nativity,
lionny Scotland! Dear old kirk! Some
of your ancestors sleeping in Grey friars
churchyard, or by the deep lochs filled
out of the pitchers of heaven, or under
the heather, sometimes so deep of color it
makes one think of the blood of the .Cove
nanters who signed their names for
Christ, dipping their pens into the veins
of their own arms opened for that pur
pose. How every liber of your nature
thrills as I mention the names of Kobert
Ilruce and the Campbells and Cochrane.
I bespeak for this royal exile of my text
the love and the service of nil Scotch ex
iles. Some of you are Englishmen. Your
ancestry served the Lord. Have 1 not
read the sufferings of the Ilaymarket?
And have I not seen in Oxford the very
spot where Kid ley and Latimer mounted
the red chariot? Some of your ancestors
heard George Whitefield thunder, or
heard Charles Wesley sing, or heard John
ltuuynii tell his dream of the celestial
city, and the cathedrals under the shadow
of which some of you were lorn had in
their grandest organ roll the name of the
I bespeak for the roynl exile of my ser
mon the love and the service of all Eng
lish exiles. Yes, some of you came from
the island of distress over which hunger,
on a throne of human skeletons, sat queen.
All effort nt amelioration halted by mas
sacre. Proceswn of famines, procession
of martyrdoms marching from northern
channel to Care Clear and from thg Irish
lea across to the Atlantic. An Island not
bounded as geographers tell us, but as
every philanthropist knows bounded on
the north and the south and the east and
the west by woe which no human politics
can alleviate and only Almighty God can
assuage. Land of Goldsmith's rhythm,
and Sheridan's wit, and O'Connell s elo
quence, and Edmund Hurke's statesman
ship, and O'Hrien's sacrifice. Another
Patmos with its apocalypse of blood. Yet
you cannot think of it to-day without hav
ing your eyes blinded with emotion, for
there your ancestors sleep in graves, soma
of which they entered for lack of bread.
For this royal exile of my sermon I be
speak the love and the service of all Irish
exiles. Yes. some of you are from Ger
many, the land of Luther, and some of
you are from Italy, the land of Garibaldi,
and some of you are from France, the
land of John Calvin, one of the three
mighties of the glorious reformation.
Some of you are descendants of the Puri
tans, and they were exiles, and 6ome o
you are descendants of the Huguenots
and they were exiles, and some of you are
descendants of the Holland refugees, and
tney were exiles.
Heaven the Kxile's Home.
Some of you were born on the banks of
the lazoo or the Savnunah, 'and you are
now living in this latitude; some of you
on the banks of the Kennebec or nt the
foot of the Green mountains, and you are
here now; some of you on the prairies of
the West or the tablelands, and you tiro
here now. Oh, how many of us far awaj
from home: All of us exiles. This is not
our home. Heaven is our home. Oh, I
am so glad when the royal exile went back
he left the gate ajar or left it wide open.
"Going home!" That is the dying ex
clamation of the majority of Christians
1 have seen many Christians die. I think
nine out of ten of them in the last moment
say. "Going home." Going home out of
banishment and sin and sorrow and sad
ness. Going home to join in the hilarities
of our parents and our dear children who
have already departed. Going home to
Christ. Going home to God. Going homo
to stay. Where are your loved ones that
died in Christ? You pity them. Ah. ther
ought to pity you ! You are an exile far
from home. They are home! Oh, what
a time it will be for you when the gate
keeper of heaven shall say: "Take off that
rough sandal. The journey's ended. Put
down that saber. The battle's won. Put
off that iron coat of mail and put on the
robe of conqueror." At that gate of tri
umph I leave you to-day, only reading
tnree tender cantos translated from the
Italian. If you ever heard anything
sweeter. 1 never did, although I cannot
adopt all its theology:
'Twas whispered one morning in heaven
How the little child angel May,
In the shade of the great while portal.
Sat sorrowing night and day;
How she said to the stately warden,
He of the key and bar:
"Oh, angel, sweet angel, I pray you
Set the beautiful gates ajar,
Only a little, I pray you.
Set the beautiful gates ajar.
"I can hear my mother weeping.
She is lonely; she cannot see
A glimmer of light in the darkness
When the gates shut after me.
Oh. turn me the key, sweet angel,
The splendor will shine so far."
P.ut the warden answered, "I dare not
Set the beautiful gates ajar,"
Sioke low and answered, "I dare not
Set the lteautiful gates ajar."
Then up rose Mary, the blessed.
Sweet Mary, the mother of Christ,
Her hand on the hand of the angel
She laid, and her touch sufficed.
Turned was the key in the portal,
Fell ringing the golden bar,
And, lo, in the little child's fingers
Stood the beautiful gates ajar,
In the little child's angel fingers
Stood the beautiful gates ajar.
Life was very insecure in mediaeval
times. It was usual for people to sleep
on a bod which was surrounded by
sides of board, with strong posts at
the four corners. Those sides contained
sliding doors, which coubl be fastened
inside. When men retired to rest they
took a weapon with them. If attacked
in the night, they were aroused by the
noise made by the crashing in of their
wooden defenses, and were able to de
feud themselves. When the law be
came strong enough to protect human
life, the sides of the bedstead were
gradually dispensed with, but the four
posts remained. The box-like bed still
survives In the rural parts of Scotland,
and is almost necessary where the
earthen floors and imperfect ceilings
cause much damp. Emily Krönte In
"Wuthering Heights." describes one of
these bedsteads in the old mansion as
forming a "little closet."
Nothing lint Iitiek.
Hard luck is almost a synonym for
Good luck is the twin brother of hard
Luck walks while work rides In a
I.uch pictures a dollar, while work
I. tick Iren ins of a home, but work
To trust to luck is like fishing with
a bookless lino.
Luck Is disease for which bard
work is the only remedy.
Luck longs for a dinner, while labor
goes out and earns one.
I.uch goes barefooted, while work
never lacks for a pair of shoes.
I.tick is a weather vane with the dis
tinguishing points broken off.
The man who relies on luck is lucky
If be keeps out of the poorhouse. New
York Commercial Advertiser.
Vice President W. Seward Well, of
tho Now York Central, lias decided to
buihl a neAv marble palace on his prop
erty at ScarlioroiiKli-on-tho-IIudson.
He intends to spend about $1.500,000
on the house. The style of architecture
will lo .1 modification of the chateau
renaissance. The house, Including
verandas, will bo nearly 300 feet long
nnl 130 feet wide. It Is to be situated
on an elevation, surrounded by Italian
llower gardens and winding roads, and
will corn inn ml an extended view of the
A bitter and perplexed "What hall
I do?" Is worse to man than worst n
ccssl tjr. Coleridge,
WHY HE WAS LET OUT
W. N. CLEVELAND'S
St. Lawrence I'rcsbytery in a Public
statement Delarc lie Wuh I'n.ibie
to Preserve Unity in His Congrega
tion Diirercnces l-'nrcconci table.
The Presbytery's Defense.
The htatenunts nf Kev. William N.
Cleveland, the President's brother, re
garding his trouble at ('hauniont, N. Y.,
have called forth a statement from the
St. Lawrence Presbytery in defense of
its action in dismissing him from his pas
torate. It says: 'The church at Chau
niont w:is rent in pieees. and various rea
sons were assigned by tin congregation
l'o' the lack of harmony, and count. t
rcasons as-igued by .Mr. Clcvehnd. So
far as ihe Presbytery was concerned, by
iin-ans of a committee it sought to inves
tigate charges made by Mr. Cleveland
and counter-charges made by the large
majority of !tis church, it did not tind
that there was any great or suilicient rca
so:i why the church in its majority should
dislike Mr. Cleveland, nor did it I'm 1 that
Mr. Cleveland's charges were substan
tiated. The Presbytery did what it could
to reconcile ntJerences. but the parties ,
proved irreconcilable. It is to a certain
extent a necessary piece of church policy
that a minister must succeed in preserv
ing unity in his congregation. In this
particular ase. inasmuch as the Presi
dent's brother was involved, it became a
matter of national notoriety. In most
such cases it is not observed, but certainly
common sense justiiies the action which
the Presbytery took."
SCORED BY MORGAN.
Senatorial Kot Shot for Millionaire Pacific
The views of Senator Morgan on the
Pacific Railway refunding bill were sub
mitted to the Senate Tuesday. The Sena
tor takes a position decidedly antago
nistic to the bill reported to the two
houses and begins by sharply criticising
the joint meetings of the suit-committees
of the two houses for the formulation of
the bill. He lm racterizes this concerted
action as a breach of duty ami privilege.
"Such action is." he says, "calculated to
bring the pressure of outside inilueiice of
the most serious character to bear direct
ly upon the action of the Senate ami to its
free judgment upon the measure lefore
it. The added burden of the adjudication
by a committee of the House is calculated
to smother Mit the minority." Taking up
the bill, the Senator says the proceeding
proposed is ne of bargain and sah" in
disposing' f the property and rights if
the ( Jovernmenr. ami is novel. bcause
hitherto Congress has not engaged in that
line of business. "An examination of
Mr. Huntington's testimony, taken 1.
foro the Senat committee n Pacific
roads." he says, "will lisclose a most ex
traordinary condition of affairs relating
t the Central and Southern Pacific rail
roads and tlmr roads connecting with
TO AID BRITISH ADVANCE.
Lor don Firm to Euitd a Railroad South from
The London Times, has a dispatch from
Cain, which says that a London tirm has
contr:ict-d Avith the Egyptian Covern
nient to supply rails and material for a
light railway 1PJ miles south from Aka
sh di. Akaslmh is th southern outpost
to be hcM at present by the Kgyptian
troops. It is less than a hundred miles
south of Wady Haifa, and a light rail
rad b'twe'ii Wady Haifa ami Akasheh
is being put in condition for the proposed
campaign. 1 lie extension f the railroad
1PJ miles farther south will take it to
Abu Fat inch, which is above the third
itaraet. The Egyptian soldiers will con
struct the railroad.
EXECUTIONS IN SAN DOMINGO.
Minister of War Castillo Among Those Put
News of important exocu lions in San
Domir.g. has just reached the I'uiteri
Statt's. The minister of Avar. (Jen. Ra
mon Castillo, ami Jose Fstay. governor
of the province of Macoris. were executed
at.Macoris on March JS by order of I'lis-
ses Ilercauw president of San Domingo.
Tin govt-rnor of San Domingo. (len. Pi
eardo. boarded the steamer Prcsidente
with l."0 soldiers, Avent to Macoris, ami
at . o chick in the niornins: of the lav
nu'iilionod had the olheials shot. About
i J MM) Cubans have fled from their native
island to San Domingo during the la;
Zinc Smelters Take a Rest.
OAving t the depressed condition of the
metal market ami the light demand for
pelter, th ( 'herokee-Lanyoii SpIter
Company, which controls a majority of
tin great zinc sitmlters of the country
Avill shut down twelve or fifteen furnaces.
The plants affected are located at Pitts-
urg. Kau., and Kich Hill. Mo.
The himei:iHic cmfreiie. called with
the view of paving" the way to iuteni.-i-lional
negotiations on the subject, as-
eiiibh-.l in ltrnssels Monday. 1 f legates
l'oi.i (iiThiniiy, the Tnilcd Staffs, (ireat
ltritain. France. Austria. Kussia. Hel
ium. Denmark, Holland and Koumania
New Trial for Maria Carberi.
The ( otirt of Appeals at Albany, X. Y.,
lias trr:itit(l a now trial to Maria Ilar-
beri. She killed her lover, a hoot Muck
named Doniciiico Catal.lo. in New York,
boeamv be vuldn"t marry hr. Society
women took up the murderess' case.
Fata! Shooting AtTray in Louisiana.
A. P. (I.iss, the Populist-liepttblican
candidal)' for coroner of Tangipahoa
(La.) iaish. Avas sind and instantly killed
and S. ('. Hyde, a Democrat and highly
respected man. Avas mortally woun.le.1.
The trouble between the men grew out
Man Milliner Kills Himself.
(rttstavious A. Kohn, who has had
char-re of larj: millinery establishment
in Loinlon, Paris St. Paul, Chicago, New
York ami Richmond, committed suicide
at Kichniond, V.l., by shooting himself.
License Ticket Wins.
At the municipal election at Mitchell,
S. D.. the high license ticket, headed by
Thomas Kullerton for Mayor, was eh'ctcd
over the law and tinier tit-kct, condemn
ing the MeBridc riots ami for the en
foreenient of prohibitory law, headed by
Incumbent Mayor, I. W. Seaman.
CROP PROSPECTS EXCELLENT.
Timely Pains and Warm Weather Lu
couracc the Furniers.
The ( J ovenimetit reports as t'i" con
ditioii of the crops throughout tii" can
try. and the general U'eet r :h v.. Ub
er upon the cultivation, growt'i a;; l !:ar
Vest of t he same
diow that I'm- : i!!y
!c ! as
eastern and southern porti.s .
country has rapidly advaie-'l t';
son, which has l-en urni-Til!;"
ward, ami l:.:s been very fa a I
farming operat ions ;i::d jrrwt!i '.
tation. which lias been remarkable
ti niter ;ii-;m nas siiown ::m: i
provt ineni generally and is
doing well in India:::!. Illinois. :,
Ii':.... . l . i i
sas and in portions of Mi
while an improvement has .
Kentucky and West Virginia. :
1 it II of the crop in these St '
some having been plowed t:p.
t:o:is of Missouri and T- i
wheat seeding ;s well ; ivanc - i
i S . . 1 1 1 1 -
cni Minnesota and is about tiui.-lcd in
portions of Hastern South Dak-.r.i. wl-en
some of the
eai tv sow n is r.p.
:ig has yet
Preparations for corn planting have 1 ecu
pushed rapidly .luring the week, and In the
more southerlv sect:
tinned wnh much activity. Sim,
has been plante. in Illinois an i
ka. and planting will be be.
this week. Cotton planting
tied under favorable co.mliti
the central and southern po;
citlon region is c tmiug up g
good stand. terminal ion, h
;:: in !:i.
i ;! of ji;t
i'-fa'.lv to ;i
been slow, tr.vif
sections of the
t the dr. et
pl'oVe of lll'lcll belietit fro ill t!.i
ley southward, ami als. in To-,
rain is needed to insure a ?;:n I
The report by Slates follows;
Illiti 'is A hot v.etk. with !. .w
begilil.lng ,'iinl inliliir. lü!s e:i...
Me advance in v-g ; , ; j ...
wheat, rye and gnissts are :m:
: : k-
.iii.i ,iie I, .MM- ; cmsM's ;ui'ri ..i. nr-
Ii, . I ... .1 . .... .: . 1... . .i-
ii.ue. o:iis ;i if ct.u.llig lip; g.-tnl.-i: ;.: Ö pota
toes .ire planted: a!o v,nie corn, bu pit p
a ration of corn land is general. ;.io
laden with blossoms.
Wisconsin V:;nn wather a:- ' :.bii;idaiit
ralnfjill has beet; very fa vorai.ie !"; ihe rapid
inhaiiceinent .f .-ill crops. Wheat is greatly
improved, espeei.-illy ill locn M t '! where 11.
was thought to have been entirely winter
killed. Hats are all sow n, and v.-.ik weii ad-
A.-IIlcetl in southern section. I.i't'e pmwil.g
has heen done in the central and northern
South I:ik.ta -Seetling Is Im.ut tin;-!. cd hi
southeastern counties, with s ,:ilt. w.'it at
above ground; dsewliere seeding has I.e. it
r'tardd by heavy precipitation aid coo"
wvather. No winter wheat sown. In tin
central ami northern portions the soii i too
Av-t. ami wanner ami bright wether !
.Wbraska A g 1 growing wee!:, but rain,
ami wet ground have retard.! farm work.
The seetling of small grain is a!..ut c.uit
pleletl. except ill the northwest section. Plow
ing f.r corn Is progressing; very little plant
ed, and this only in southern comities. rait.
trs are blooming piofuselv. and generaliv
uninjiir.l by frost ,f Saturday.
Kansas -A w arm, rainy wek. whi'-h gr at
ly liupr.i-tl all crop conditions. Wheat,
much improved an; growing rapidlv. "ori
oining up in central ami southern counties,
and is a good stain!. Fruit promised a f ill
crop, but was lnjtm-d some by frost of Sat
urday, tlrass is supporting stock 'in south
Missouri The unusually Avartn weather
forct'd vegetation forward very rapidlv.
Wheat is suffering f,,r rain in some c i,tra!
und southwestern couutics. but lsewh re is
generally t'.oing well. Corn painting is j.fo
gressing favorably and cotton has 1 gun.
1'a st ura ge good. Fruit pntspeets are excellent.
Iowa High te-inpern ttirt and abundant
moisture have pushed vgtati.a rapidly,
and the season Is m.w as early as usual.
Irass and small grains ar making a tine
stand; winter wheat geio-ra'.iy promising.
Plowing for orn avcU advanced and plant
ing Will soon begin.
Indiana -Warm weathr has rapidly im
pr.i'd all growing crops. Hut few slower-.
fell and rain is niin h ueelol. Wheat, barley,
rye. clover and grass hav advaie-c! rapi.liy.
Hats nearly all sown. Tobacco plants com
ing on well in Switzerland County. Fruit Is
in bloom. Flowing for -ni continues.
Ohio - I'xt -ssi y w arm, sunshiny, wimly.
and dry wk. except in northern portion,
wheiv rainfall wasal.oiil normal. 'omlit ioi.j
were very favorable for plowing and plant
big. All vegetatl.tn Is improved. Apples.
apd.- "herrles, pears, peaches a nd . piuins
Michigan -Abnormally high T'-:.:;v,if er
ami plentiful slmwers have rapidly ;tdv;'tici
all veg-lati..ii and farm work. Winter wheat.
ry and grass ar doing tim-Iy. Plowing ;,nl
oat ami grass se-ling in progtvss. F.itly
potato planting has just begun. !
rroiuinent St. Louis Lawyer Who
Will Police the Chicago Convention,
t'ol. John I. Martin. Avh v III lil! th
important function of sergant-at-arms
of the Dcmcratie national convention, i
a St. Louis laAvyer Avho is Avid.dy k;.;v3
to Missouri. He Avas born in S;. I.o;:i in
ISIS, and early in lif' Avas of material as-siMaiu-e
t his parents. avIio avtc in strait
en'd circumstances. He Avas a lriver of
a levee dray Avhen he Avent i:i?o politic.
and was chvtod t the Missouri Legi-d i
tnr. At that thin he was th yniirest
man ever clectetl to the Missouri A-e!U-bly.
Col. Martin then rad law in the
.tli-e f '1. Kobert S. McDonald, one of
the leading lawyers in St. Louis, and for
many years has been avcU known for hi
ability in criminal cases. 1. Martin ban
been prominent in fraternal and benevo
lent trd-rs. He is a whole-souled, jam
crous, cv'dal man. very popular in St.
Louis and throiijzlmut his Stab.
A month ajz P. Scott, a prominent mer-
chant of Tiront. cotnmittel suicide by
jumping tiff the ltnst.tlalc bridge. A week
la I er .1. Long, the head waiter of the Al
bany Club, imitated him Avith fatal rc-
suits, ami now .Ihn Strachau, one of tho
locked ut tailors, has mal the sama
terrible leap. Although fatally injuretl.
be is Mill living.
Ca! miners in convention at PailadcU
phia. Pa., represte.-.ting the central au
northern fields, decided to accept
alvancv of 3 cents a tun offered by ope
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